UCL School of Pharmacy is one of the UK’s leading centres of pharmacy education and research.
We enjoy a lively and stimulating academic environment in which teachers, researchers, professionals and students interact. All are connected by an interest in medicines – how they work, how they are made and how they are used by people to prevent and treat disease. Research focuses on advancing and understanding medicines and health care, and in creating new medicines. Our performance in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise marks UCL School of Pharmacy as one of the most important centres for pharmacy research in UK education.
Visitors from across Europe joined us recently for the 11th
ULLA Summer School, which took place from the 7th July to the 13th
July. About 180 students as well as staff members from across the ULLA
consortium met for a week of opportunities for training in the diverse fields
of pharmacy, including pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmacognosy/natural product
research, microbiology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmacy practice. It also offered a wide
range of opportunities for postgraduate training through a total of 32 specific
courses. Opportunities for networking with experienced colleagues in the
pharmaceutical sector (the major pharmaceutical companies, regulatory bodies,
SMEs) were a core part of the event, which proved to be very successful with
our visiting students. The event
provided excellent opportunities for networking and provided a forum for debate
about new medicines, how they can be developed and how they can be used in
clinical and community practice.
Published: Aug 2, 2013 3:22:31 PM
Herbal medicines are important in the UK, either alone or in addition to conventional treatment, which presents difficulties for the conventionally-trained pharmacist, doctor, nurse, dentist, and other health care professionals. These pharmacologically active products are often used concomitantly with other medicines. More...
Published: Aug 2, 2013 3:19:15 PM
Antibiotics are among the most beneficial drugs ever introduced into clinical practice. However, eighty years on from the discovery of penicillin, the overuse and abuse of antibiotics have led to the evolution of multidrug-resistant pathogens, increasingly responsible for severe infections in our hospitals and communities. New ways of thinking about bacterial infections and their control may provide society with the means to face up to these urgent threats. More...
Published: Aug 2, 2013 3:16:30 PM
The UCL School of Pharmacy welcomed a group of students from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), one of the top pharmaceutical universities in China, on 19th July 2013. There were 16 students, led by Yanfeng Wang (Dean of Party and Executive Office, SPU). A series of welcome and introductory speeches were given by Prof Duncan Craig (Director, UCL School of Pharmacy), Dr Mike Munday (Academic Director of Studies) and Julie Rolls (International Liaison & Recruitment Manager, UCL International Office). A lunch session was also organised for students from both universities to exchange study experience and research ideas. The visit not only provided a good opportunity for SPU students to see the UCL School of Pharmacy and to meet staff and students, but it also enabled the two universities to discuss future collaborations. More...
Published: Aug 2, 2013 3:00:20 PM
The average life expectancy has increased in recent years but this now brings a new set of priorities for the patient, for the doctor and for the researcher. It is important for the patient/carer to be represented at different stages of the research process. They should also be able to get involved in identifying research that is important and relevant. More...
Published: Aug 2, 2013 2:47:52 PM
- Patients' Needs, Medicines Innovation and the Global Public's Interests (pdf)
- ARC Statement 27.01.2014 (pdf)
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